For the longest time, I wished there was some sort of retreat where I could spend a couple of days away from Manila to do some of my favourite things – yoga, meditation, spending time in nature, thinking about my goals for the year ahead, making friends, having authentic conversations and connecting with people.
It was one of those ideas that was always in the back of my mind, but I never had the time or courage to execute the idea. Honestly, I think I was waiting for someone else to do it for me. A few months ago I met up with my friend Nicky and we decided to bite the bullet and make our little passion project a reality.
So on the 22nd to the 24th of January, we will host an intimate little retreat in San Juan, la Union, where we will spend 3 days on a digital detox, reconnecting with ourselves and the people around us.
Our friend and life coach Vicky Herrera will be leading a creative workshop on bringing out the best of us for the year ahead. Yoga and meditation classes will be offered daily, and we will also take a hike to see some waterfalls. There’s also the option to surf for those who wish to join (but grabbing a smoothie bowl soaking up the sun by the beach doesn’t sound too shabby either).
I can’t wait to spend 3 days NOT being on my phone and getting to know you!
For bookings and inquiries, please email email@example.com and cc firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a passion project of ours, and not something we are doing for profit so slots are small and limited ❤️
3 days, 2 nights in San Juan, La Union.
Accommodation (Vessel Hostel), Breakfast & Dinners, 3 Yoga classes, 4 meditation classes and a creative workshop on how to bring out the best you in 2018.
Price: 5,900 pesos per person (transportation to La Union is not included).
1) What’s the best way to get to La Union from Manila?
From Partas bus station in QC, there is a bus that leaves every hour for Sebay Resort in Urbiztondo, La Union. There are several buses going to La Union so you can just hop on any bus since they collect the payments when you’re on the bus. It takes about four to six hours to get there depending on the time you leave the bus station. Quickest travel time is between midnight and 4am. Once the sun is out, it’ll take much longer. A one way bus ticket to La Union is Php 449.00. Once you get off at Sebay, Vessel is right across the street. The locals are all friendly so you can ask for directions from them too.
2) Where is Vessel?
We will be booking out the entire place for the retreat. They will be shared rooms but you will each have your own bed. This will encourage being friendly with everyone part of the retreat.
3) Are the meals also vegan/vegetarian?
Yes, breakfast and dinner will be vegetarian. Lunch isn’t included so you have the option to explore and try the different places in La Union.
4) Are the yoga classes beginner friendly?
The yoga classes will be led by Corey Wills (@willseathelight on Instagram) and will be beginner friendly. The yoga classes will be alignment and movement based yoga focuses on aiding ones meditation posture and practice.
5) What kind of meditation will be taught during the retreat?
The meditation classes will be led by Nicky Daez (@nickydaez on Instagram) and will be basic and beginner friendly. It will be a mix of breathing techniques and sitting meditation practices.
6) What should we bring?
Comfortable clothes for yoga and meditation
Pen and notebook
Beachware (swimming suits and shorts)
Camera or GoPro
7) Should we also bring our own yoga mats and towels for this?
We will be providing yoga mats but best to bring your own towels and water bottles.
8) How do we pay and confirm our slot?
Please deposit the Php 5,900 to this account then send us a photo of the deposit slip (email@example.com and cc firstname.lastname@example.org)
Seabiscuit Films, Inc.
Account No.: 000430294441